Current Columnists

  • The Elusive Presence

    Mark Galli
    Mark Galli

    As Christianity Today's editor in chief, in this column I reflect on American Christianity, but especially evangelical Christianity. I’ve been embedded in the movement for over five decades, so I should have something to say by now. And what I have to say about the movement is more or less what I have to say to myself, as I see in myself the same shortcomings and potential that I see in the movement at large. The title of the column, “The Elusive Presence,” is deliberately borrowed from The Elusive Presence: The Heart of Biblical Theology by Samuel Terrien, originally published in 1978. I read the book soon after it was published, but today I don’t consciously remember much from it except the title (though I suspect it has formed me in ways I remain unaware of). As this series goes on, the careful reader will understand why this is an apt title for the column. (Subscribe to The Galli Report newsletter for updates.)

    We Love and Loathe God
    If we can't admit that, we won't make much headway.
    And Now, the Star of the Show....
    How we inadvertently create a cult of personality around our preachers.
  • Confessing God

    Derek Rishmawy
    Derek Rishmawy

    Confessing God attempts to understand who we are and how the world should be by looking at what the Bible says who God is.

    Knowing God’s Love is Impossible
    At least for us. But for God, nothing is impossible.
    Praying With Fire
    What Moses and the burning bush teach us about approaching God.
  • Evangelical Distinctives

    Mark Galli
    Mark Galli

    Christianity Today's editor in chief considers what it means to be an evangelical Christian today, drawing on the movement's history, theology, and spirituality.

    God’s Letter to Us
    How evangelicals read Scripture.
    It Doesn’t Get Any More Personal
    Why evangelicals give pride of place to penal substitutionary understandings of the Cross.
  • Beginning of Wisdom

    Jen Wilkin
    Jen Wilkin

    The Beginning of Wisdom offers a Bible teacher's perspective on spiritual growth and scriptural study in our churches, small groups, and families.

    The Cross Is Our Stairway to HeavenSubscriber Access Only
    Our salvation comes not from someone on our level, but from someone infinitely above it.
    5 Tips for Training Little EvangelistsSubscriber Access Only
    Faithful speech doesn’t need to rely on formulas.
  • Pending Resolution

    Sandra McCracken
    Sandra McCracken

    Pending Resolution is an exploration of the tensions of living between God's promises offered and his promises fulfilled, looking to Scripture for guidance.

    Divine Facial RecognitionSubscriber Access Only
    The Incarnation gave us a God we could recognize and know.
    Finding Grace in the SunriseSubscriber Access Only
    God’s people have often practiced sacred remembering. So should we.
  • Spirited Life

    Andrew Wilson
    Andrew Wilson

    Spirited Life is a collision between biblical reflection and charismatic practice, aiming to make people happier in God.

    All God’s Laws Are Equal. Are Some More Equal Than Others?
    Why Jesus doesn’t give a straightforward answer to questions about the greatest commandment.
    When Satan Takes the High Road, We Take the Low RoadSubscriber Access Only
    Why humility is one of the most effective tools for resisting the Devil.
British Evangelicals Brace for Brexit
British Evangelicals Brace for Brexit
Politics remain divisive, but churches seek unity in prayer.
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